A resolution is a call for change on a current issue in society. Once a resolution has been adopted at the Annual Meeting, the Public Affairs Department turns it into a campaign. Through national and local campaigning, members play a key role in achieving change on important issues.
How a Resolution becomes a Campaign
Stage 1. Between July and September, individual WIs and federations submit their suggestions to NFWI
Stage 2. In early autumn, the submitted resolutions are discussed and debated by federation and representatives from our members. A short list is created for voting.
Stage 3. Between November and February, federations and WIs spend time in meetings discussing the shortlist to decide which resolution they support the most. Each member casts their selection for the resolution they support the most.
Stage 4. The NFWI Board of Trustees reviews the results of the member selections and agrees on the resolutions to go forward to the Annual Meeting. This is usually one resolution, but sometimes more than one is taken forward. These resolutions are then again discussed by each WI to determine how they wish their delegate to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Stage 5. At the Annual Meeting, delegates hear from the resolution proposer, seconder and experts on the topic before they cast votes on behalf of WIs to adopt a resolution. If a resolution is adopted it will go on to form the basis of a WI campaign.
Current Campaigns and link to 100 plus years of campaigning. https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/key-and-current-campaigns
This year’s Resolution that is proposed for adoption is about raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer. The symptoms of this cancer are often difficult to spot and mis-diagnosis in the early stages all too frequent.
WIs now need to be debating the resolution (CALL TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF THE SUBTLE SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER) in order to give their link delegate for the NFWI Annual Meeting their voting decision as she will be acting as your representative. This will allow her to vote online on your behalf after the NFWI Annual Meeting. Link delegates need to have this information no later than 9th July as this is the deadline for voting. She will be contacting you. The votes will need to be FOR OR AGAINST OR GIVE THE LINK DELEGATE DISCRETION TO VOTE AS SHE THINKS AFTER HEARING UPDATED INFORMATION DURING THE DEBATE AT THE NFWI ANNUAL MEETING.
Information is with your secretary and can be found on My WI.